Schedule

Schedule

Saturday, April 1, 2017
Top of the Teche – Race 8

Leonville Boat Launch
(intersection of La 31 and Mistric Street, Leonville, LA · 30 28 25 N 91 58 49 W)

7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Late registration for voyageur race divisions.

8 AM to 8:45 AM
Boat check for voyageur race  and pro race divisions.

9 AM
Start race for voyageur race divisions.

7:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Late registration for pro race divisions.

9:15 AM to 9:45 AM

Check for pro race divisions.

10 AM
Start race for pro race divisions.

The race will conclude at Myran’s Maison de Manger (1023 Neblett Street, Arnaudville, LA · 30 23 42 N 91 55 50 W).

The Award Ceremony will begin at 2:00 p.m., or after the last boat has arrived, whichever comes first.  Awards will be issued for class A-O.

Saturday, May 20, 2017
Chitimacha – Race 9

New Iberia City Park Boat Launch
(300 Parkview Drive, New Iberia, LA · 30 00 13 N 91 48 42 W)

We will have a shuttle for the Chitimacha race on May 20th. Drop your boat off in New Iberia (at the start area near the boat ramp)  and drive to the Chitimacha Nation (finish line area). Catch a shuttle back to the starting line. The shuttle departs at 7:30am and 9:30am.

8 AM to 8:45 AM
Boat check for voyageur race divisions.

9 AM
Start race for voyageur race divisions. 

10 AM to 10:45 AM
Boat check for pro race divisions.

11 AM
Start race for pro race divisions.

The race will conclude at the Chitimacha Boat Launch (3548 Chitimacha Trail, Charenton, LA · 29 52 59 N 91 31 44 W).

The Award Ceremony will begin at 3:00 p.m., or after the last boat has arrived, whichever comes first.  Awards will be issued for class A-O.

Saturday, September 9, 2017
Lower Atchafalaya River Sprint

Morey Park
1114- 1116 Main Street
Patterson, La. 70392
GPS: 29 41 41.07 N 91 18 07.47 W

8 AM to 9 AM
Boat check for all classes.

10 AM
Start race for all classes. 

2 PM
Youth Races

Friday, September 29, 2017
Tour de la Riviere Rouge – Race 10
410 de Louisiane – Race 11
Race to the Dam

1-6 PM

Boat and equipment check at host hotel Springhill Suites in Bossier City, La.

7 PM Dinner is included in registration fee for registered racers and Courreur Des Bois for 410 de Louisiane and Tour de La Riviere Rouge 275.  Race to The Dam Racers and Courreur Des Bois are invited, an additional fee will be the cost of meal.

Additional guests are welcome for a nominal fee.

Place and fee  for guest’s  meal will be determined and you will be notified.

Saturday, September 30, 2017
Tour de la Riviere Rouge – Race 10
410 de Louisiane – Race 11
Race to the Dam

Arthur Ray Teague Parkway Boat Launch
(3135 Arthur Ray Teague Parkway, Bossier City, LA – 32 29 30.42 N 93 41 35.73 W)

7 AM
Check-in and boat check

8 AM
Opening Ceremony

8:30 AM
SPOT Tracker must be turned on.

9 AM
Start Races  Race to Dam and Races 10 and 11 – Pro Race Only

RACE 10: Tour de la Riviere Rouge
Bossier City, La. to Port Barre, La. · 275 miles
Paddlers must complete this race by 6 PM Thursday.
Finish Line for Tour de la Riviere Rouge is the Port Barre Boat Launch (intersection of LA 103 and LA 741, Port Barre, LA – 30 33 30 N 91 57 17 W)

RACE 11: 410 de Louisiane
Bossier City, La. to Berwick, La. · 410 miles
Paddlers must complete this race by 6 PM Sunday
Finish Line for 410 de Louisiane is the Everett S. Berry Memorial Lighthouse Park (Bellview Front Street, Berwick, LA · 29 41 38 N 91 12 58 W)

Race To The Dam-24 miles
Racers must finish this race by 5 PM
Awards will be given as racers finish.
Start Teague Boat Launch Bossier City- 32  29  30.42  N  93  41  35.73 W
Finish Bishop Point Boat Launch- 32  16  6.73 N   93  30  45.96 W  off La 1 near Dam #5

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Port Barre Boat Launch
(intersection of LA 103 and LA 741, Port Barre, LA · 30 33 30 N 91 57 17 W)

1 PM to 7 PM
Mandatory Boat and Equipment check for:

RACE 1: Tour du Teche
RACE 2: Crawfish
RACE 3: Acadian

1 PM to 7 PM
There will be a safety video on a continuous loop for paddlers and coureurs des bois for Races 1, 2 and 3.  Each paddler and coureur de bois must watch the entire video and sign a form stating that they have done so.

Friday, October 6, 2017
Tour du Teche 135 – Race 1
Crawfish – Race 2
Acadian – Race 3
410 de Louisiane – Race 11

Port Barre Boat Launch
(intersection of LA 103 and LA 741, Port Barre, LA · 30 33 30 N 91 57 17 W)

7 AM
Start Race 1 – Voyageur Race Division (White lights must be attached and on)
Start Races 2 and 3

8 AM
Opening Ceremony

9 AM
Start Race 1, 11 – Pro Race Division

RACE 1: Tour du Teche 135 · Stage 1: Gabriel
Port Barre, La. to St. Martinville, La. · 49 miles
Paddlers must complete this Tour du Teche stage by 10 PM Friday (Extended time may be allowed due to weather conditions.)
Finish Line for Tour du Teche 135 stage 1 is the Evangeline Oak.  That finish location is Port Street and New Market in downtown St. Martinville – 30 07 19.16 N 91 49 39.28 W

RACE 2: Crawfish
Port Barre, La. to Poche’s, Breaux Bridge, La. · 30 miles
Must complete this Crawfish Race by 5 PM Friday (Extended time may be allowed due to weather conditions.)
Finish Line for Crawfish Race is Poche’s, Breaux Bridge, La. (3015 Main Hwy, Breaux Bridge, LA · 30 18 46 N 91 54 14 W)

RACE 3: Acadian
Port Barre, La. to St. Martinville, La. · 49 miles
Must complete Acadian race by 10 PM Friday (Extended time may be allowed due to weather conditions.)
Finish Line for Acadian race is the Evangeline Oak.  That finish location is Port Street and New Market in downtown St. Martinville – 30 07 19.16 N 91 49 39.28 W.

Evangeline Oak  ( Port Street and New Market in downtown St. Martinville – 30 07 19.16 N 91 49 39.28 W)

4 PM – 7 PM
Mandatory boat and equipment check for paddlers and coureurs des bois near the Evangeline Oak for:
RACE 4: Hot Sauce
RACE 5: Sugar
RACE 6: Black Bear – Please attend the boat check near the Evangeline Oak in St. Martinville, or you may attend the boat check in New Iberia Saturday morning at 10 AM.  Please see the Saturday schedule.

5 PM or 7 PM
There will be a safety video on a continuous loop for paddlers and coureurs des bois for Races 4, 5 and 6.  Each paddler and coureur de bois must watch the entire video and sign a form stating that they have done so.

6:30 PM
Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez

Saturday, October 7, 2017
Tour du Teche 135 – Race 1
Hot Sauce – Race 4
Sugar – Race 5
Black Bear – Race 6
410 de Louisiane – Race 11

Evangeline Oak
(Port Street and New Market in downtown St. Martinville – 30 07 19.16 N 91 49 39.28 W)

7 AM
Start Race 1 – Voyageur Race Division (White lights must be attached and on)
Start Races 4 and 5

8 AM
Opening Ceremony

9 AM
Start Race 1, 11 – Pro Race Division

These races all start at  the Evangeline Oak.  That location is Port Street and New Market in downtown St. Martinville – 30 07 19.16 N 91 49 39.28 W

RACE 1: Tour du Teche 135 · Stage 2: Chitimacha
St. Martinville, La. to Franklin, La. · 59 miles
All paddlers must complete this stage by 12 AM Sunday (Extended time may be allowed due to weather conditions.)
Finish line Tour du Teche 135 stage 2 is Parc Sur la Teche, Franklin, La.

RACE 4: Hot Sauce
St. Martinville, La. to New Iberia, La. · 24 miles
Must complete this race by 7 PM Saturday (Extended time may be allowed due to weather conditions.)
Finish line for this race is New Iberia City Park, New Iberia, La.

RACE 5: Sugar
St. Martinville, La. to Franklin, La. · 59 miles
Must complete this Race by 12 AM Sunday (Extended time may be allowed due to weather conditions.)
Finish line for this race is Parc Sur la Teche, Franklin, La.

New Iberia City Park Boat Launch
(300 Parkview Drive, New Iberia, LA · 30 00 13 N 91 48 42 W)

10 AM
Mandatory boat and equipment check for paddlers and coureurs des bois at New Iberia City Park.  You may also attend the boat check Friday afternoon in St. Martinville.  Please see the Friday schedule.

There will be a safety video on a continuous loop for paddlers and coureurs des bois for Race 6.  Each paddler and coureur de bois must watch the entire video and sign a form stating that they have done so.

11 AM
Start Race 6 – Voyageur Race Division

RACE 6:  Black Bear
New Iberia, La. to Franklin, La. · 35 miles
Must finish this race by 12 AM Sunday (Extended time may be allowed due to weather conditions.)
Finish line for this race is Parc Sur la Teche, Franklin, La.

Parc Sur La Teche 
(intersection of Teche Drive and Commercial Street, Franklin, LA · 29 47 30 N 91 29 55 W)

4 PM – 9 PM
Voting for Jessica Award at TDT Command Center Trailer.  Voting open to all registered paddlers and registered couriers des bois.

5 PM – 7 PM
Mandatory boat and equipment check for paddlers and coureurs des bois at Parc Sur la Teche for:
RACE 7: Oil and Gas

5 PM or 7 PM
There will be a safety video on a continuous loop for paddlers and coureurs des bois for Race 7.  Each paddler and coureur de bois must watch the entire video and sign a form stating that they have done so.

6:30 PM
Laissez les bon temps roulez

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Tour du Teche 135 – Race 1

Oil & Gas – Race 7

410 de Louisiane – Race 11

Parc Sur La Teche 
(intersection of Teche Drive and Commercial Street, Franklin, LA · 29 47 30 N 91 29 55 W)

7 AM
Start Race 1- Voyageur Race Division (White lights must be attached and on)
Start Race 7

8 AM
Opening Ceremony

9 AM
Start Race 1, 11- Racing Division

RACE 1: Tour du Teche 135 · Stage 3: Roughneck
Franklin, La. to Berwick, La. · 27 miles
Pro Race Division must complete stage 3 by 6 PM Sunday (Extended time may be allowed due to weather conditions.) If any racer finishes after 3PM and has won prize money, it will be mailed. No prize checks will be issued before the awards presentation.
Voyageur Race Division must complete stage 3 by 6 PM Sunday (Extended time may be allowed due to weather conditions.)
Finish line stage 3 is just past Red Lighthouse on the Atchafalaya River at Berwick, La.

RACE 7: Oil & Gas
Franklin, La. to Berwick, La. · 27 miles
Voyageur Race Division must complete this stage by 6 PM Sunday (Extended time may be allowed due to weather conditions.)
Finish line for this race is just past Red Lighthouse on the Atchafalaya River at Berwick, La.

Everett S. Berry Memorial Lighthouse Park 
(Bellview Front Street, Berwick, LA · 29 41 38 N 91 12 58 W)

12 PM
Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez

4 PM
Awards Ceremony –  All Races.

Racers must complete all three Tour du Teche stages in order to be eligible for prize money. Times for stages 1, 2 and 3 will be added to determine winners in each class.

All rules and regulations of Tour du Teche apply to all paddlers for all races.